Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the DDH1 Limited (ASX:DDH) Independent Non-Executive Chairperson, Diane Smith-Gander, recently bought AU$55k worth of stock, for AU$0.88 per share. While that isn't the hugest buy, it actually boosted their shareholding by 73%, which is good to see.
DDH1 Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Notably, that recent purchase by Diane Smith-Gander is the biggest insider purchase of DDH1 shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of AU$0.86. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.
In the last twelve months DDH1 insiders were buying shares, but not selling. Their average price was about AU$0.99. These transactions suggest that insiders have considered the current price of AU$0.86 attractive. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!
DDH1 is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.
Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. DDH1 insiders own about AU$68m worth of shares. That equates to 24% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About DDH1 Insiders?
The recent insider purchases are heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of DDH1 we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for DDH1 you should be aware of, and 1 of these shouldn't be ignored.
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.
For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.
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